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An avalanche is coming:Higher education and therevolution aheadSir Michael BarberKatelyn DonnellySaad RizviUUK12thMarch 2013
‘It’s tragic because, by myreading, should we fail toradically change our approach toeducation, the same cohort we’reattem...
An avalancheis coming…
The global economy is changing
THE GLOBALECONOMY ISSUFFERING
Source: Schooltutoring.comThe costof highereducationincreasesevery year
The value of adegree has beenfalling
Only 18% of peoplethink that universityis good preparationfor today’s labourmarket
Content isubiquitous
FACULTYDEGREESRESEARCHGOVERNANCECURRICULUMTEACHING/LEARNINGASSESSMENTEXPERIENCESTUDENTS
How can universitiesavoid ruin?
>Relevance is not everything
>Distinctiveness matters
>It’s hard to please all of thestudents all of the time
>Much of the value addedwon’t be content
>Close the theory/practice gap
The three or four-year,full-time degree course isno longer the standardoffering>
Relationships with the cityor region are becomingincreasingly important>
As the monopoly overawarding degrees breaksdown, universitiesneed to consider theirtrue value>
ELITEUNIVERSITIES‘5 models’ of the futureuniversity
‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityMASSUNIVERSITIES
‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityNICHEUNIVERSITIES
‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityLOCALUNIVERSITIES
‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityLIFELONGLEARNINGMECHANISMS
Governments& RegulationBusinesses andentrepreneursUniversitiesWhat are the implications?
@MICHAELBARBER9@KRDONNELLY@SAADHRIZVITHANK YOUwww.pearson.com/AVALANCHE
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An Avalanche is Coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead

  1. 1. An avalanche is coming:Higher education and therevolution aheadSir Michael BarberKatelyn DonnellySaad RizviUUK12thMarch 2013
  2. 2. ‘It’s tragic because, by myreading, should we fail toradically change our approach toeducation, the same cohort we’reattempting to “protect” couldfind that their entire future isscuttled by our timidity.’David PutnamSpeech at Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, June 2012‘This argument about unbundlingneeds to be studied and acted onby university leaders around theworld.’From the foreword byLawrence SummersPresident Emeritus, Harvard University
  3. 3. An avalancheis coming…
  4. 4. The global economy is changing
  5. 5. THE GLOBALECONOMY ISSUFFERING
  6. 6. Source: Schooltutoring.comThe costof highereducationincreasesevery year
  7. 7. The value of adegree has beenfalling
  8. 8. Only 18% of peoplethink that universityis good preparationfor today’s labourmarket
  9. 9. Content isubiquitous
  10. 10. FACULTYDEGREESRESEARCHGOVERNANCECURRICULUMTEACHING/LEARNINGASSESSMENTEXPERIENCESTUDENTS
  11. 11. How can universitiesavoid ruin?
  12. 12. >Relevance is not everything
  13. 13. >Distinctiveness matters
  14. 14. >It’s hard to please all of thestudents all of the time
  15. 15. >Much of the value addedwon’t be content
  16. 16. >Close the theory/practice gap
  17. 17. The three or four-year,full-time degree course isno longer the standardoffering>
  18. 18. Relationships with the cityor region are becomingincreasingly important>
  19. 19. As the monopoly overawarding degrees breaksdown, universitiesneed to consider theirtrue value>
  20. 20. ELITEUNIVERSITIES‘5 models’ of the futureuniversity
  21. 21. ‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityMASSUNIVERSITIES
  22. 22. ‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityNICHEUNIVERSITIES
  23. 23. ‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityLOCALUNIVERSITIES
  24. 24. ‘5 models’ of the futureuniversityLIFELONGLEARNINGMECHANISMS
  25. 25. Governments& RegulationBusinesses andentrepreneursUniversitiesWhat are the implications?
  26. 26. @MICHAELBARBER9@KRDONNELLY@SAADHRIZVITHANK YOUwww.pearson.com/AVALANCHE

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